Key to the City of Detroit presented to Althea Gibson

Owned by
Gibson, Althea, American, 1927 - 2003
Medium
metal
Dimensions
2 × 6 1/4 × 1/8 in. (5.1 × 15.9 × 0.3 cm)
Type
commemorative medals
Date
May 19, 1961
Description
Key to the City of Detroit presented to Althea Gibson. Gold colored metal key with decorative engraving on one side. Handle of key is a "D". Raised type along side of key reads, [CITY OF DETROIT].
Topic
African American
Tennis
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Donald Felder and family
Object number
2014.205.4.1
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Awards and Medals
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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